In the 1830 Federal Census of Antis Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, his household (he lived just two households away from his parents) consisted of 2 females under 5 years and his wife, one female 20-30 years of age.
In the 1840 Federal Census of Antis Township, Huntingdon
County, (households of note recorded on the same page were the households
of: J Green, W Trout, W Ake, P Bartlebaugh and G Trout):
In the 1850 Federal Census of Antis Township, Blair County, his household consisted of
#281 290 John Trout 44 m FarmerIn the 1860 Federal Census of Logan Township, Post Office Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, enumerated on the 19th of July, their household listed (all family members were born in "Penna"; Thompson had attended school in the last year):
Sedesa L. " 49 f
Minerva M. " 22 f
Leah " 20 f
Phillip " 17 m
Mary A. " 14 f
James F. " 12 m
David M. " 6 m
Samuel Ferguson 40 m Contractor
James Story 24 m Collier
James Childs 22 m Laborer
Thomas Williams 40 m ditto
#1057 1030 John Trout 55 m Farmer 800 2528In the 1870 Federal Census of Altoona, 1st Ward, Blair County, Pennsylvania, enumerated on the 18th of June their household listed:
Sydney " 60 f
Ellen " 35 f
Manerva " 32 f
Leah " 29 f
Phillip " 27 m Carpenter
Mary " 24 f
James " 22 m Laborer
Thompson " 16 m
#322 325 Trout, John 65 m Teamster 2500 100 PennsylvaniaJohn and Sydney were enumerated in Altoona, 1st Ward, Blair County, Pennsylvania, ED# 152, page 6D, on Green Avenue, on the 3rd of June, a few households away from their son, Phillip Trout. John was age 74 and Sydney was age 79.
Sydney L. 69 f Keeping House Pennsylvania
[others were listed in the 1870 household relationships unknown]
22.214.171.124 Minerva Trout, was born in about 1828 in Pennsylvania.
126.96.36.199 Leah Trout, was born in about 1830 in Pennsylvania.
188.8.131.52 Phillip Trout, was born in about 1833 In Pennsylvania. Phillip was married and living in Altoona, 1st Ward, Blair County, Pennsylvania, in the 1870 Federal Census, enumerated on the 13th of June (all the children had attended school in the past year):
#176 176 Trout, Philip 37 m Teamster 100 PennsylvaniaPhillip was recorded in his parent's household in 1860 at age 27. The two oldest daughters may have been Margaret's from a previous marriage (or they were living separately and not as husband and wife in 1860).
Margaret 31 f Keeping House Pennsylvania
Anna M. 14 f At Home Pennsylvania
Florence 12 m At Home Pennsylvania
Durbin M. 7 m At Home Pennsylvania
In 1880 Phillip and Margaret were enumerated in Altoona, 1st Ward, Blair County, Pennsylvania, ED# 152, page 6D, address 908 Green Avenue, on the 3rd of June (all family members and the birthplace of their parents were listed as Pennsylvania):
#101 114 Trout, Phillip m
Margaret f 40 Wife Housekeeper
Lawrence [?] m 22 Son Laborer
Durbin M. m 18 Son Sewing Machine Agent
Howard m 10 Son
In the 1900 Federal Census of Altoona, 2nd Ward, Blair County, Pennsylvania, ED# 41, sheet 9B, recorded on the 5th of June, "Maggie Trout" was widowed and living with her two sons at 1006 7th Avenue (all birthplaces were listed as Pennsylvania):
#183 186 Trout, Maggie Head
Feb 1839 61 Wd
Laurance Son Mch 1858 42 S Polisher Brass
Howard Son July 1870 29 S Teamster
In 1910 Maggie Trout, age 71 and widowed was living with her son Lawrence or Laurence (see below). She stated that she had given birth to 5 children, three of whom were still living.
Their children were:
184.108.40.206.1 Anna M. Trout, was born in about 1856 in Pennsylvania (she may or may not have been Phillip's daughter). "married Cyrus B. Labe b.c. 1852, living in 1944." Located in the 1900 and 1910 census...220.127.116.11 Mary Trout, was born in about 1836 in Pennsylvania.
18.104.22.168.2 Lawrence or Laurence Trout, was born in about 1858 in Pennsylvania (he may or may not have been Phillip's son). "N. Laurence Trout" was still living with his mother in the 1910 Federal Census of Altoona, 2nd Ward, Blair County, Pennsylvania, ED# 36, sheet 8A. He listed his age as 52, marital status single, occupation as a laborer in R.R. Shops.
22.214.171.124.3 Durbin M. Trout, was born in about 1862 in Pennsylvania. I did not locate Durbin in the 1900 census. In 1910 he was living in the household of his son-in-law Walter G. Edwards, in Tyrone Borough, 4th Ward, Blair County, Pennsylvania, ED# 87, sheet 12B, address 10th Street, recorded on the 22nd of April (Durbin and Salina both stated that they had been married for 25 years; there were no remarks concerning the number of children Salina had given birth to or that were still living; their daughter Emma and her husband Walter both stated that they had been married for 4 years; Emma also stated that she had given birth to 2 living children--):
#274 289 Edwards, Walter G. Head 27 North Carolina Superintendent Quarries
Emma Wife 23 Pennsylvania None
Belmont Son 2 Pennsylvania None
Thelma Daughter 1 7/12 Pennsylvania None
Durbin Trout M. Father in Law 47 Pennsylvania Commercial [?] Sewing Machine
Salina Mother in Law 46 Pennsylvania None
May Sister in Law 20 Pennsylvania None
Salina Trout was widowed in the 1920 and living with her daughter May, who had married and had a family (see below). Their two known daughters were:126.96.36.199.3.1 Emma Trout, was born in about 1887 in Pennsylvania. Emma and her husband Walter G. Edwards moved to Virginia, where there were enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census of Tanners Creek, Norfolk County, ED# 227, sheet 12A, address Avenue C, on the 17th and 19th of January:188.8.131.52.4 Howard Trout, was born in about 1870 in Pennsylvania. Howard was single at age 29 and living at home with his mother in the 1900 census (see above).
#192 [?] Edwards, Walter G. Head 37 North Carolina Carpenter Contractor
Emma Wife 32 Pennsylvania Clerk Dry Goods Store
Belmont Son 13 Pennsylvania
Thelma daughter 11 Pennsylvania
Their two children were:184.108.40.206.3.1.1 Belmont Edwards, was born in about 1907 in Pennsylvania (he was living with his sister in Norfolk, Virginia in 1930, see below).220.127.116.11.3.2 May Trout, was born in about 1890 in Pennsylvania. May was married and enumerated in the 1920 Federal Census of Altoona, 6th Ward, Blair County, Pennsylvania, ED# 62, 1B, address 1908 8th Avenue, on the 2nd of January (last name is difficult to make out, it could easily also be Harner or a variation thereof):
18.104.22.168.3.1.2 Thelma Edwards, was born in about 1909 in Pennsylvania. Thelma was married in the 1930 census and Living in Norfolk City, Voting Precinct #28, Norfolk County, Virginia, ED# 105, sheet 13B. Her husband, Stanley J. Bailey, age 21, was employed as a detail draftsman in the Navy Yard. Thelma was also 21. Her brother, Belmont was also listed in the 1930 household, age 22 and listed his occupation as a manager of a fruit produce company.
#14 16 Hamer, W.J. Head 31 Pennsylvania Engine Dispatcher Steam Railroad
May Wife 30 Pennsylvania None
John D. Son 7 Pennsylvania None
Trout, Salina A. Mother in Law 55 Wd Pennsylvania None
22.214.171.124 James F. Trout, was born in about 1838 in Pennsylvania. "married Mary E. Mills, b. in N.Y. Her parents born in Scotland."
James F. Trout did marry, he first appeared as a head of household in the 1870 Federal Census of Altoona, 2nd Ward, enumerated on the 28th of June (all family members were born in Pennsylvania--Mary had check marks in the column noting that her father and mother were of foreign birth--Ermina, William and Jane Warner were continued on the next page):
#262 272 Trout, James F. 29 m Engineer on R.R. 100In 1880 the Trout family was again recorded in Altoona, 2nd Ward, Blair County, Pennsylvania, ED# 153, page 45B on the 7th of June:
Mary E. 29 f Keeping House
Thomas P. 7 m at Home
Trout, Ermina W. 4 f at Home
William 1 m at Home
Warner, Jane 55 f at Home
#289 300 Trout, James m 40 R.R. Engineer Penna Penna PennaMary E. Trout, appears to be the same wife and I believe that the enumerator may have mistakenly or carelessly marked the birthplace of the children's mother incorrectly as "Penna" when it should have read New York. Their three children were:
Mary E. f 40 Wife Keeping house New York Scotland Scotland
Thomas P. m 17 Son Butcher Penna Penna Penna
Emma W. f 15 Daughter Home Penna Penna Penna
William C. m 11 Son at School Penna Penna Penna
126.96.36.199.1 Thomas P. Trout, was born in about 1863 in Pennsylvania. Thomas was listed in the 1900 Federal Census of Logan Township, Altoona, 2nd Ward, Precinct 1, Blair County, Pennsylvania, ED# 39, sheet 7B, address 1210 Seventh St., enumerated on the 7th of June (Thomas and Clara both stated that they had been married for 13 years; Clara stated that she had given birth to 3 children, 2 of whom were still living):188.8.131.52 Thompson Trout b. 1845 d. 1890 Altoona, name is listed as "Mitchell Trout" on chart [at the Library in Harrisburg]."
#136 143 Trout, Thomas P. Head Nov 1862 37 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania New York Engineer
Clara J. Wife July 1868 31 Pennsylvania Ireland Pennsylvania
Jayren B. Son Aug 1888 11 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania at School
Charles W. Son Nov 1894 5 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Thomas and Clara were again enumerated living in Altoona City, 1st Ward, Precinct 2, Blair County, Pennsylvania, ED# 35, sheet 4A in the 1910 Federal Census. Recorded on the 19th and 20th of April, Thomas and Clara both stated that they had been married for 22 years; Clara stated that she had given birth to 4 children; 3 of whom were still living, she listed her age as 41. Thomas listed his age as 46 and his occupation as an engineer at the P.R.R. Co. Their oldest son, James (his name was not very legible in the 1900 census) age 21, single, listed his occupation as a steam heat plumber. Their two younger boys, Charles, age 15 and the newest addition, a son, Durbin was age 5.
In 1920, Clara J. Trout, age 49 and widowed was living in Altoona City, Ward 1, Blair County, Pennsylvania, ED# 41, sheet 3A. Sons: Charles W., age 25, occupation salesman [unreadable] and Durbin F. Trout, age 15, occupation window trimmer for a shoe store were still at home. Clara was still widowed and living with her son Charles in 1930 (see below). Their three known children were:184.108.40.206.1.1 James Trout, was born in August 1888 in Pennsylvania. T. James Trout--Plumbing, general contractor, Altoona. "m. Marie Knott b. near Altoona. Daughters Alice, Consuella, son Thomas married Clara Murphy."220.127.116.11.2 Emma W. Trout, was born in about 1866 in Pennsylvania. "m. Mann."
18.104.22.168.1.2 Charles W. Trout, was born in November 1894 in Pennsylvania. Charles was single and age 35 in the 1930 Federal Census of Altoona City, 12th Ward, Blair County, Pennsylvania, ED# 35, sheet 8B. The street address listed was 516 Park Avenue, he gave his occupation as a wholesale plumbing merchant. His mother, Clara J., widowed, was now age 60.
22.214.171.124.1.3 Durbin F. Trout, was born in about 1905 in Pennsylvania. Durbin was married and lived just next door to his brother Charles and his mother in 1930. Durbin's address in 1930 was 514 Park Avenue:
#182 187 Trout, Durbin F. Head 28 Pennsylvania plumber plumbing shop
Jane C. Wife 29 Pennsylvania
Shirley M. Daughter 6 Pennsylvania
Maria L. Daughter 4 5/12 Pennsylvania
126.96.36.199.3 William C. Trout, was born in about 1869 in Pennsylvania. "Daughters, Annie and Mary Trout. Annie married Douherty, Mary married Harrison."
Well almost--this one is actually like solving a a riddle. In the 1900 Federal census, William C. Trout and his wife Annie had no children and were enumerated in 8th Ward, Altoona, ED# 60, sheet 5A. They both stated that they had been married for 8 years. William was employed as a RR brakeman, their street address was listed as 609 Eighth Avenue. Willaim gave his date of birth as July 1870, Annie listed her birth as April 1871.
It appears that it was William that married Annie Dougherty, who was the daughter of Mary. In the 1910 Federal Cenus of Altoona, 8th Ward, Blair County, ED# 53, sheet 12B, enumerated on the 27th of April, his household listed (William and Annie both stated that they had been married for 17 years [~1893]; Annie stated that she had given birth to no living children; Annie mother, Mary, stated that she was widowed and had given birth to 8 children, six of whom were still living; all birthplaces were recorded as Pennsylvania):
#245 281 Trout, William C. Head 41 Brakeman
Annie H. Wife 41 none
Dougherty, Mary E. Mother-in-law 78 none
William T. Brother-in-law 36 Laborer (Blacksmith)
In the 1920 census the only change was that I could now make out the street address for William and Annie. Their address in 1910 and 1920 was listed as 609 Eighth Ave. Annie's mother, Mary, and her brother, William, were also listed in the 1920 household. In the 1930 Federal Census of Altoona, 2nd Ward, Blair County, ED#6, sheet 13B, address 718 Fifth Avenue William was widowed and living with his brother-in-law, Albert Stonebraker. Albert and his wife, Mary Stonebraker were also listed in the 1900 and 1910 censuses living just a few doors away from William and Annie Trout. Mary Stonebraker may have been Annie's sister, she doesn't seem to fit as William's sister (all birthplaces were recorded as Pennyslvania):
#314 328 Stonebraker, Albert C. Head 70 Wd Retired PRR Company
Charles W. Son 46 S Clerk Grocery Store
Frederick L. Son 41 S Car Inspector PRR Company
Ulsh, Charles C. Son in law 40 M Salesman Wholesale film
Maud F. Daughter 43 M none
Jean L. Grand Daughter 9 S none
Trout, William C. Brother in law 60 Wd Brakeman P.RR Company
For the sake of argument, there is a Mitchell Trout, born in about 1845 in Pennsylvania, listed in Altoona, Blair County, in the 1880 census. His occupation was listed as an Engineer, wife Mary, children: Secilia, age 12; Paul, age 9; Anna, age 8 and John age, 4. Unconfirmed as a son, I can't see how he went from David to Thompson to Mitchell, however....more research needed on this one.
The authors of the manuscript also listed two addtional sons (not recorded in any of the census records):
188.8.131.52 Eduard Trout unm. Altoona Trevelled with Thuston, magician."
184.108.40.206 Harry Trout, daughters Camille and Elanore Trout. Son Harry Paul Trout.
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